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MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
PBS
Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
that respect. george w. bush has been a very private former president. twice barack obama won the white house by running against him, in '08 and again in '12. he's never carped. he never criticized. i think that has played well with people. it's hard to look back and say that iraq was anything other than a disaster, and and you can see the shadow and echoes of iraq in the disiks right now as we approach syria or anyplace else-- iran. it's-- you know, that is-- that was a defining moment for this country's foreign policy. >> woodruff: and for his presidenciy? >> yeah, i think it was the poeps-9/11. iraq and afghanistan, it's hard to defend the iraq war as we see it right now. i do think preventing another terror attack, creating that apparatus, that's on the plus side of the ledger. i'm not sure it will outweigh when history judges but i do think he gets credit for that. >> the one thing i do agree with david with is mitt romney lost in 2012 in large part because he at no point did not show any empathy. by 81-18 voters on election day said barack obama cares more about people like me than mitt
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 7:30am EDT
to do is to engage the international community in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those world leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including theers of congress, so when delays started to get along be
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
submitted tens of thousands of signatures to the white house asking for president obama to get directly involved personally to fix the problem. now as of today a huge majority of the senate, 67 senators, have written to the president, calling for the same thing. they're asking for the president to take, quote, direct action and involvement to end the va backlog, saying our joy at their return must be reflected in commitment to helping all who served. we respectfully ask you to find a solution that ensures that no veterans are stuck in the va backlog. 67 senators. 67! everybody from dick durbin and tammy baldwin to john cornyn and orrin hatch. 67 senators asking for the president to wade into this problem at the va. this is one to watch in terms of the white house response to this especially, and it is especially one to watch because at the same time this is happening up on capitol hill, yet more top people at the va are all of a sudden out of a job. the chief technology officer left last month, then chief of staff at the agency left as well. the chief information officer also left last
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. the white house now reports president obama spoke over the phone with the russian president, putin, voicing turn about the rogue nation's possible use of chemical weapons. both leaders agreed to stay in close consultation. the white house has not verify identified conclusively whether syria crossed any redline by possibly unleashing chemical weapons on its own people. >> the united nations has a team ready to deploy to syria within 24 to 48 hours. if assad allows that team in and follows through on his stated commitment and interest in having this matter investigated. >> shepard: the defense secretary, chuck hagel, announced last week that intelligence concluded with varying degrees of confidence the syrian regime had used chemical weapons, including nerve gar -- gaspar rein. president obama said that would be a game-changer if through. jennifer griffin is at the passenger. what does the u.s. military plan to do if they need to? >> the pentagon and central command presented plans to white months ago. many feel the president painted himself in the corner talk about a red line. >> we're conti
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
used chemical weapons. the question is why is the white house waiting when president obama said this is a red line? the answer is that properly, as you were stressing, he wants to be sure of the evidence and also to be sure that he can take it to the u.n. and international forums to have legitimacy for whatever the u.s. does. the bottom line for the u.s. continues to be trying to get the russians onboard in a negotiated settlement which will require most solid evidence that bashar al assad has crossed not just obama's red line but vladimir putin's as well. that's where they are this afternoon. >> here's the president's spokesman today. let's listen to this. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. obtaining confirmation and strong evidence. all of those things we have to make sure we work on with the international community. i've been very clear publicly, but also privately, that for the syrian government to utilize chemical weapons on its people crosses a line that will change my calculo
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
you. martha: there is the scene at the white house right now. breaking news. president obama will hold a news conference there and that is just moments away. a lot of big questions. syria, benghazi, all coming up. you hurt my feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male announcer ] at visa signature, every upgradedxperience comes from listening to our cardholders. visa signature. your idea of what a card should be. visa signature. but i see a world bursting with opportunity,ople nervous. with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including members of congress, so when the delays started to get along bear, congress look at it. >> i was as different from other iss
FOX News
Apr 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
. president obama said the use of chemical weapons would cross a red line forcing action but stopped short of saying what action would be taken. the white house is very concerned about the use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians. but equally concerned that the weapons may fall in hands of extremist groups fighting alongside with the rebels. president obama on friday essentially reduced expectations that the united states would intervene in syria anytime soon. american officials fear that as bad as assad may be and as bad as the violence may be now, what comes after he is removed may be more chaotic and violent. as the debate continues, the rebels attack a government air base in the province today, while the syrian forces repeatedly shelled rebel positions in and around the province of aleppo. shannon? with the latest from the middle east. thank you. >>> distributors of videos circulating on the web claim it shows proof syrian government is guilty of attacking the own citizen with the kim call weapons. just last week they admitted the likelihood that syria used small amount of
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
options that the white house has been considering. president obama has been very careful in terms of not really talking about those options that are under consideration. tonight that changed and he said he is not at this point considering putting boots on the ground. using the term, he does not foresee putting boots on the ground in syria. the president has to some extent boxed him in. he said of course if syria uses chem weapons that would be a red line. the white house saying they believe chemical weapons were used but there are still too many questions about the origin of the weapons. president obama not ready to say how he is going to proceed when it comes to syria. so again we are still trying to get reaction to the israeli airstrike. >> andrea, you mentioned before john kerry is in moscow, on a trip specifically with the intent of trying to move forward diplomatically on presenting a u united front, to avoid further military escalation, to avoid a regional conflict. the chief on stek sell russia which is course with the assad regime, as well as iran. how does it change the n
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
expected today at the white house. president barack obama expected -- toinate the new nominate the charlotte mayor as the secretary. prominence after bringing the democratic national convention to charlotte last year. watch the event at two o'clock 3.m. eastern on c-span 16she married at the age of and helped teach her husband to be better reader and wider. during the civil war she snuck supplies tuesday union in the tennessee mountains. but the time her president critic by the time her husband takes office she is ill. meet allies johnson, wife of and johnson as to continue our series on first ladies with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. tonight, live on c-span and c- span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. each money we look at how your money is being spent in a different sector of the federal government. we look at private-sector companies that depend on federal all,acts for most, if not their work. we're joined by "washington times" correspondents luke rosiak. you recently looked at federal pay for executives
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
humanitariancr. former state department official anne marie slaughter said president obama should remember rwanda as he weighs his actions in sirria red line or not, slaughter says that the white house should recognize that the game has already changed. >> he should understand the deep and lasting damage done when those who wield power are exposed as not saying what they mean or meaning what they say. the distrust, cynicism and hatred with which the united states is regarded in much of the world is already a cancer. standing by as assad gases his people will guarantee that he will be remembered. joining me today, the host of "up" with steve kornacki on msnbc. former assistant secretary of state, under president clinton, jamey reuben. rmer national security council spokesman tommy vitor and former national press secretary for the obama campaign, ben leebolt and nbc political director, chuck todd. you said and i thought very importantly an astute observation, the white house did not want to have to deal with syria. they did not want to have to deal with the red line. they now obviously have to deal
CSPAN
May 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
.c.c. >> again, we're in the east room of the white house this afternoon. we're waiting if president obama he is set to make two staff nominations, congressman mel watt to be the head of the finance agency, that agency oversees fannie mae and freddie mac. tom wheeler will replace the outgoing chair of the f.c.c. the announcement is set to happen here in just a moment ere on c-span. >> president obama set to appear here in the east room of the white house in just a moment making a couple of staff nominations. congressman mel watt districting the finance agency and replacing julius genachowski is the chair of the f.c.c. would be tom wheeler who is the former president of the national cable television. homeland security chair announced today that they have set a date for hearings to taking place, examining the boston bombings and implications for homeland security. that is scheduled for may 9. witnesses include the boston police commission davis and senator joe lieberman of connecticut. that is next thursday starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will likely cover that. from the associated press toda
FOX News
Apr 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
awaits president obama's signature. the bill lets the agency use money from less needed areas to end delays at airports across the country. the white house says it's just a band-aid. critics say president obama left them no other choice. >> the president was at one point given the option of being able to do what we're talking about right now across the board without having to do this piecemeal deal. he didn't want to take it. and he didn't want to take it because they wanted to have the tax increases across the board and not actually go through with the spending cuts. the problem is -- >>alisyn: the white house has been accused of playing politics and cherry-picking visible areas to make cuts forhe most impact. >> tell us about sports, clayton. >>clayton: it was day one of the nfl draft. it came and went without manti te'o or gino smith hearing their names called. they didn't wait too long. on day two, manti te'o was taken by the san diego chargers. they traded up to get him. i wonder if someone will let him now that the san diego chargers don't exist. sorry. the very next pick, the
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
, president obama discusses a new education initiative at the white house science fair. after that, the 2013 teacher of the year. first senator speeches by signature heitkamp. >> it to cars pull someone has a stranger and the other as dick cheney, you get in the car with the stranger. >> if you took all the money republicans
FOX Business
Apr 30, 2013 1:00pm EDT
handled the question on how they got the solution to the furloughs and white lace? i is that such a challenge? lou: it is a challenge because it does not fit this president goals. these are the forgotten people. these are the vanished in the obama era. it will be in history because the republicans, quite frankly, have no one in their leadership capable of creating a strategy. that will be the test for 2014. it is also unclear, you know, as they listen to the president his little charming thing today -- it was none of those things. it was as if they were still too proximate to the white house press corps and dinner. a little too thoughtful about one another's questions and answers. there was no real contention between the questioner and the person called upon to answer. it is a tiring job. a lot of responsibility. when you spew rhetoric like redline and game changer when you are talking about foreign policy then you have to walk all of that crap back and try to be a rational man -- by the way, we have to give him credit. he is being responsible on syria. he had to walk
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2013 10:30pm EDT
a white house photo op, president obama discussed the syrian civil war and other issues. u.s. intelligence agencies of recently reported that the syrian government has used chemical weapons in the now two- year-old civil war. president obama called the findings begin to and your. game changer. this is about 10 minutes. >> i want to welcome to the oval office once again, king abdullah. his majesty is a great friend of the united states. jordan is a great partner to the united states on a host of issues. although we have recently seen each other, want to thank his majesty for the extraordinary hospitality he showed during our visit. there remain a host of issues in the region we will have a opportunity to discuss. first of all, i want to congratulate his majesty on syria -- the serious issue inside of jordan. we have been supportive with respect to long guarantees and other efforts in part because we have also seen the abdulla take some very important steps to further open democracy and entrepreneurship inside of jordan. we want to encourage that because we think jordan can be an extraordina
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
into action. >> everyone, it's time to hash it out. senator mitch mcconnell striking back at president obama but it's in fun. it started when the president poked fun at the senate minority leader saturday night at the white house correspondence leader. >> some folks think i don't spend enough time with members of congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask? really? why don't you get a drink with mitchรง mcconnell. [laughter] >> well, the senator now wants to have that drink. the senator tweeting out barack obama, clint eastwood, greetings from coal country, hazard, kentucky. notice the empty chair. >> and reporter kelly nash tweeting most famous self. e ever. that happened. thankfully the stray ball just missed her head. one in and she would have been a goner. she went there, during tonight's debate, elizabeth bush jamming him over his affair. but saying mark sanford didn't hear elizabeth's jab. take a look. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we save and leave the country for a personal
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you know, each white house corre
Current
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
see us >> peter: for better or worse. >> bill: president obama on friday before starting the rounds of parties and all kind of events leading up to the white house correspondents dinner went out to the hotel and became the first president ever to actually speak to a gathering of planned parenthood. he has long been a supporter of their democratic -- other democratiffic presidents have. but no president has ever taken the time to actually appear. the president did friday morning and left no doubt where he stands on the issue. >> 40 years after the supreme court affirmed a woman's right to privacy, including the right to choose, we shouldn't have to remind people that when it comes to a woman's health that she gets to decide what kind of care you get. the only one to make decisions about your health is you. >> that's why we fought so hard to make healthcare an every dayability reality. >> bill: putting it on the line will to to an appreciateative group. susan page, washington bureau chief for u.s.a. today will join us. michael tomasky will be he
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
's get to the white house. wendell is on the north lawn. what is the president saying below the investigation? >> the president says the director of national intelligence doing his own review, but mr. obama doesn't think the fbi should be blamed for missing clues for the boston marathon attack. critics note that the russians tagged tamerlan tsarnaev and brought them to the attention of the fbi, but mr. obama says they didn't ignore the warning. >> it's not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother, they interviewed the older brother, and they concluded that were no signs he was engaging in extremist activity. so that much we know. and the question then is, was there something that happened that triggered radicalization? >> secretary of state kerry is headed to russia next week. one item on the alleged is cooperation win the two countries' intelligence agencies. the president says there's lingering distrust going back to the cold war but it is improving. >> shepard: a question in the news conference on the outpost in libya. >> president asked why
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
for hezbollah. >>> the white house says april's strong jobs report shows the u.s. economy continues to recover. 165,000 new jobs were created last month. >>> and while speaking in mexico friday, president obama says he is working to get commonsense immigration reform passed this year. he says he's convinced it will get done. more news at the top of the hour. >> with congress back from its summer recess, administration leaders prepare to make their case to invade iraq. to eliminate saddam. inside the white house, paul wolfowitz's deputy, under secretary of defense, douglas fife, an iraq hawk like his boss, presents a slide show to national security officials that is full of questionable assertions. >> of all the places where intelligence was being manipulated in the bush administration, the fife shop was the key place. >> there was a debate about how one characterizes the relationship between iraq and al qaeda. nobody made the argument there was no relationship between iraq and al qaeda. >> i want to thank the -- >> the administration deploys its biggest guns to push congressional leaders for q
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
are not at all happy with what the white house has done. a tough issue. the morning after pill counter manneding the fda. >> and as we, i always want to step back here and think about what president obama has done in opening up health care options for women in this country. the fact that the health care reform came through not only ensuring that i as a woman was not a preexisting condition but covering birth control for millions and millions of women in this country is a fantastic thing. i'm glad we're having this conversation. these are conversations we need to be having in this country. and i certainly hope at the end of the day to be quite honest, that science will overrule politics here. but i think a conversation we should be having and i think we have to keep pushing the envelope. >> madam president, thank you very much. ...so you say men are superior drivers? yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first we
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 2:00pm EDT
here of our meeting. we're truly honored to have, as our next speaker mary jo white chairman of security and exchange commissioner. she was appointed by president obama in january and confirmed by the congress last month. the strong support she received is a real testament to the extraordinary experience she brings to the office and the long successful record of her private and public service. -- chairman white is best known as the united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as you know, that office litigates some of the most complex criminal cases in the nation. during her time there, chairman white saw her share of these, including prosecutions stemming from the bombings of the world trade center in 2001, 1993, and our embassies in 1998. in the private sector, chairman whiteheaded the litigation practice. she's also served as a director of the nasdaq stock exchange. at her nomination hearing in march, chairman white observed that "although the worst of the financial crisis may behind us none of us can be complacent." e share your wearness of omplacentcy. w
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
cain, one of the most vocal critics from that white house with regards to a policy on syria. at what point dot we hear more criticisms from the gop over the obama camp towards this? >> they're walking a very fine line. jackie mentioned, you have a very war wary public after the wars in iran and iraq. as we've seen over the last couple of year, the vast majority of americans want more of a focus on u.s. policy issues. you have the boston bombings over the last two weeks. that's really where americans are going to be focused. so how far do the gop senators want to go with this? we'll see hawks like lindsey graham and john mccain talking a lot about this, but it's not clear yet to the extent to which this is captured the interest of the american people. >> pivot to boston and talk about the investigation. david, your perspective on the radicalization. you have a unique perspective. were you held specifically in the tribal areas of pakistan for about seven months. what did you discover about the militants who were holding you captive, and what can we glean from your experience about the proces
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